Gubernatorial candidate Abbott calls for greater privacy protections, legalizing open carry

From The Republic: AUSTIN, Texas — Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday he supports making it legal to openly carry handguns in public and wants to place stricter limits on state agencies selling personal information from public records.


The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles sells its drivers' license database to insurance companies, and the Department of State Health Services sells information on hospital visits for research purposes. Abbott said the government should not profit from such databases, either making it available for free or not at all.

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